I picked up Since She Went Away as part of my Books by the Banks TBR. David Bell attends the BBTB book festival every year as Cincinnati, Ohio is his hometown. Convenient right? Obviously being within an hour away from Cincinnati myself, I had heard of David Bell before, but I just hadn’t gotten around to reading any of his work. The BBTB was the push I needed to finally pick up one of his books. As Since She Went Away was release in June, this was the book that he was promoting at the festival.